So I am making a cake for this Father's day (a cake for my family) and I need a little help figuring out what should go inbetween the layers.
I wanted to make three chocolate cakes and inbetween the layers of cake, chocolate mousse and some fresh cut strawberries. I want something crunchy to go in the filling layers though. My sister suggested maybe crushed up pretzels to add that sweet and salty factor but I don't know how that would taste. What are your suggestions?
hey some peeps bake off a layer of crispy meringue -- but it's shorter than a cake layer and it does soften up after a bit --
there was a trend a few years ago where entire cookies were placed in between layers -- the same size as the cake --
other than that I haven't tried a salty strawberry dessert so idk -- but of course salt goes crazy good with caramel but I think the caramel + strawberry would be too much -- but I would never stand in your way either :)
and if you decide to delete the fruit you could use toffee chips in there
y'know little chunks of chocolate would be good and for a more neutral tone to go with the berries and to add your crunch, you could use a cut up Nestle crunch bar, kit kat bar, etc
Nuts? Hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, etc...
I think the pretzels would be good. You don't want to get too many flavors together so be careful what you end up doing.
Personally I think using cookies or meringue would soften and not give the crunch you want especially if the cake is a nice moist one.
Pretzels tend to go soft.
You can chop them, coat in melted choc and spread thin on wax paper almost like a bark. Chop and sprinkle in between layers. The choc helps the pretzels keep their snap.
true hippiecac which made me think of chinese crunchy chow mein fried noodles in the can -- those covered in choco would be a thought similar to the pretzel idea -- they are often dipped in butterscotch coating to make hay stacks --
but still overall with the berries I think it's going in two directions -- like the dividing line is use the crunchy bits and strawberries -- one or the other-- inside or outside but not both inside